The One and Only Ivan

Posted: February 5, 2013 in Uncategorized
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So, I’ve been thinking about The One and Only Ivan, which recently won the Newbery Award. I read the book this fall with my personal daughter as part of the Global Read Aloud.

We were battling for the 1 library copy we had in the house. It was a great story about a fascinating character who takes charge of his life over the course of the book. And, he’s a gorilla. I am not normally a big fan of animal stories. Honestly, I would characterize this more as a survival story.

There is a great interview with Katherine Applegate, the author, here. Well worth a watch.

Congrats to The One and Only Ivan! If I were still in the classroom, I’d definitely be thinking about this as a class read.




Screen shot 2013-02-05 at 4.01.36 PMHave others read this?




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